Charles C.F. Greville in Naples - 22 April, 1830, in the morning

from Journal entry, 22 April 1830, pages 338–339:

This morning we went to an Ursuline convent to see two girls take the veil. The ceremony was neither imposing, nor interesting, nor affecting, nor such as I expected. I believe all this would have been the case had it been the black veil, but it was the white unfortunately. […] The chapel was adorned with gold brocade, and blue and silver hangings, flowers, tapers; a good orchestra, and two or three tolerable voices.

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 22 April 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 338–339. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Music at a religious ceremony

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1830, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:18:29 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:22:12 +0100